A Special Supplement To The Sylvania Herald • May 2011
2 — May 2011 • Wedding Guide
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Few brides-to-be want to be tagged as a “bridezilla.” However, engaging in certain behaviors just might earn them that dubious distinction. It is believed the term “bridezilla” was coined in a BosJune 18, 2008 ton Globe article in June 1995. Since then, it has been widely used for an overbearing bride who is difficult and often a perfectionist. A woman who is obsessed about every detail of the wedding might turn into a bridezresponsibilities, they are not the illa. There are several traits that property or employees of the many bridezilla’s have in combride. Also, diva behavior and mon. If a bride-to-be sees her meltdowns -- where all the atown behaviors on this list, she tention is directed toward the may want to make some changbride-to-be -- is not beneficial es quickly or risk alienating as well. friends and family members. * Going well over budget. At * Talking about the wedding its core, a wedding is the union nonstop. 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He dreamed that my sister * Fighting with friends and outside and I would make a perfect musical Yanina Nagorny, ingnative of a bride’s weddingUkraine, Oftentimes brides- in family. has a degree and a of Cherkassy, realm. duet.” Violin Performance and Education It’s under- grooms-to-be mask apprehen* Extreme dieting. from Cherkassy Musical College. sion local orchestras as At age 15 she entered Cherkassy Today, the Sylvania resident has performed withabout starting a new chapter standable when a bride wants to in their Musical College, and in four years well as for churches, private parties and weddings. lives by getting into dislook her best on her wedding agreements with others. Brides she graduated with honors and day, and this can create a desire and Education. to play may bicker with their moms received a bachelor’s degree in Violin Performanceto shed a few pounds. However,violin, but also how to feel over seating arrangements and if dieting becomes the music and how to reach peoViolin Performance and Education. Among her teachers were well- extreme, in- hairstyles, but they might just known performers cludingprofessors ple’s hearts with every note you and dramatic calorie control, Following her graduation she Brohn, Lazar Sat. un- be glossing over their evolvTues-Fri 10-5 play,” Nagorny said. kept studying violin at Tchaikovsky including Zakhar binging or purging, it can be10-3 ing mother-child relationship. Bandersky and Aleksey Gorohov. After healthy and dangerous. 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Consider black stitching in the appliques of a gown for some drama. Many gowns come with colorful accents or they can be added later by a talented seamstress. Almost as long as there have been bridal gowns, white or ivory have been the colors of choice for first-time brides. These light hues represent the purity and innocence of the bride. Although a few brides-to-be choose to forego wedding white for something a bit more flashy -- like pink or yellow gowns -- a popular trend today is to wear gowns with accents of black or other deep colors to add dimension to the white canvas. Considering the groom and groomsmen will be dressed in black tuxedos, black accents on a wedding gown have been growing in popularity and add a formal, regal look to a wedding. Darker color embellishments can add drama to a gown. Another advantage is they can call out pattern or adornments not easily seen on a white-on-white gown. Furthermore, deep colors against the white backdrop of the gown show well in photography, particularly the black-and-white journalistic style that is very trendy as well. Women shopping for bridal gowns who are considering colored accents should be careful that these embellishments are subtle and do not overwhelm the gown -- or the person who will be wearing it! Popular enhancements include appliques on the bodice or the train of the gown. Another idea is to select a white gown and then tie a black bow or sash around the waist or put a lace shrug over bare shoulders. Blackand-white lace gloves are also an option for those who want to add just a little splash of dimension. The same concept can be applied to any accent color. Burgundy or plum colors also work well to add the contrast of dark against light and aren’t as extreme as black. Some brides can also opt for a paler, more pastel shade to serve as an accompaniment to the white gown. Many times the accent colors chosen are replicated in the hue of the bridesmaids’ gowns, so the entire wedding party looks cohesive.
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to increase, and many vendors are now catering specifically to couples entering second marriages. A bride getting married for the second or third time has just as many attire options as she did for her first wedding. Research indicates that more than half of all marriages end in divorce. The silver lining to that cloud is that 54 percent of divorced women remarry within 5 years, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Furthermore, 75 percent of divorced women remarry within 10 years. These statistics show that the need for bridal gowns for women entering a new marriage remains strong. When choosing a gown for a second wedding, bridesto-be can use their discretion. Gone is the stigma of wearing white. However, brides still may want to choose an alterna-
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‘Groom’ing Tips: Finding the Right Wedding Wardrobe for Your Groom
All eyes are typically on the bride during a wedding. But that doesn’t mean the groom should be a shrinking violet. While the bridal gown may garner the “oohs” and “aahs,” what the groom wears on his wedding day is quite important as well. In many ceremonies, the groom spends several minutes standing beside the alter awaiting his bride-to-be. Before the first notes of “Here Comes the Bride” are played, all eyes will be on him as he anxiously awaits the start of the ceremony. As such, it is essential that the groom look well polished and is dressed in accordance to the tone and scope of the wedding. Because most weddings are formal occasions, grooms often choose to wear a tuxedo or high-end suit. A well-fitted tuxedo combined with a formal shirt, tie and vest is the classic wedding ensemble. Generally the tuxedo jacket is singlebreasted with three buttons and satin trim. This style is univerNot every bride-to-be has visions of walking down the aisle to Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus.” Some prefer other songs that are romantic or dramatic. There may be a particular song dear to a bride’s heart or one she just fell in love with. For those looking for something that more accurately reflects the tone of individual weddings, here are some selections, courtesy of The Knot, that can make the wedding even more special.
more complementary to their skin tones. Off-white, pale yellow and pale pink can be flattering shades. If second brides do choose to wear white, they may want to avoid a flat white color. Instead, they can opt to wear a shimmery shade of white and a gown with a little more pizzazz. The gown -- just as with first-time weddings -- should be as formal or as casual as the wedding itself. At afternoon weddings it may be acceptable to wear a tea-length gown or even a cocktail dress. Enhance beachside or casual affairs with less elaborate gowns. Formal second weddings should still feature a gown that is formal in nature. A more mature bride may feel more comfortable wearing a well-tailored pantsuit rather than a gown. Again, the choice is up to the bride regarding what she wants to wear.
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sally flattering to most men’s frames. Accessorizing the tuxedo can mean different things. Some choose to wear a vest while others opt for a cummerbund. Others add suspenders. These accessories, including the tie or bow tie and the vest, can be all black like the tuxedo or can be coordinated with the colors of the wedding party. For example, if the bridesmaids are wearing butter yellow gowns, the groomsmen can wear yellow accessories. However, to set themselves apart from the groomsmen and ushers, grooms tend to go with the classic black and white and forego colors. On some occasions, grooms may choose to wear a white tuxedo.
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Traditional 1. “Air” (Handel) 2. “Canon in D” (Pachelbel) 3. “Procession of Joy” (Hopson) 4. “Te Deum” (Charpentier) 5. “Wedding March” (Mozart) 6. “Canzon V” (Gabrieli) 7. “Romeo & Juliet Love Theme” (Tchaikovsky) 8. “Winter” (Vivaldi)
Contemporary 1. “Sunrise, Sunset” (Hamick & Bock) 2. “The Look of Love” (Burt Bacharach) 3. “The Vow” (Lubbock) 4. “Wedding Processional” (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Here are some other contemporary songs that can be used with lyrics or in instrumental versions as wedding processionals or first dances. 1. “Take Me As I Am” (Love Theme from “Jekyll & Hyde”) 2. “Marry Me” (Train) 3. “Just the Way You Are (Bruno Mars) 4. “That’s All I Ask of You” (Love Theme from “Phantom of the Opera”) 5. “The Wind Beneath My Wings” (Bette Midler) 6. “Con Te Partiro” (Andrea Bocelli) 7. “My Heart Will Go On” (Love Theme from “Titanic”) 8. “You Raise Me Up” (Josh Groban)
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of handling a wet wedding. It’s best to also have a contingency photography plan in place as well. When choosing a photographer, ask about his or her history with rainy weddings. Find out if the photographer has an indoor studio where portraits can be taken if the conditions outside are not ideal. Or, maybe he or she is familiar with the reception site and knows a few areas that would make good backdrops. * Get dressed at the venue.
ing a rainy ceremony. Instruct the ushers before guests begin to arrive that their roles have taken on greater importance thanks to the weather. Ushers should keep an eye out and an umbrella open for arriving guests, escorting guests to their seats under a cloak of dryness. Once the happy couple has said their “I dos” and all the guests have managed to stay dry, the bride and groom should offer some special thanks to the ushers who helped keep everyone dry.
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Responsibilities vary for wedding party participants May 2011 • Wedding Guide — 7 When asked to play a role in dressed and toast the new bride live to the bride and groom and Modern Drama the wedding of a friend or fam- at the reception that night. how much help is needed the ily member, most people are The best man’s role includes day of the ceremony. Unfolds in Bridal honored and willing to do what- organizing the bachelor party Flower Girl & Ring Bearer ever it takes. That willingness to and toasting the groom at the reThe flower girl and the ring Collection be helpful is often a blessing, as ception. The best man also plays bearer are typically very young
wedding party participants each have their own unique responsibilities. Maid of Honor & Best Man The maid of honor and best man are counterparts in the wedding. The bride and groom’s right hand woman and man, respectively, the maid of honor and best man are often siblings or very close friends of the bride or groom. Though their responsibilities are similar, the maid of honor and best man don’t have completely identical roles. The maid of honor might have the most responsibilities of anyone aside from the bride and groom. The maid of honor will help the bride shop for her dress and must also plan the bridal shower and the bachelorette party. The maid of honor’s duties also extend to the wedding day itself, when she will be expected to help the bride get a logistical role, organizing the newlyweds’ transportation to the airport the morning after the wedding as well as organizing the groomsmen’s gift to the couple. Bridesmaids & Groomsmen The role of the bridesmaids and groomsmen are similar. Bridesmaids and groomsmen are often the siblings or close friends of the bride and groom, and they accompany each other down the aisle during the wedding procession. Typically, the role of bridesmaid and groomsmen is to offer any assistance in making the ceremony go smoothly. Groomsmen may act as ushers, while bridesmaids might help address wedding invitations and choose vendors for the ceremony and reception. How involved the bridesmaids and groomsmen become is often contingent on how close they members of the family, such as very young siblings or a niece or nephew of the bride or groom. The flower girl will carry a basket of flowers during the wedding procession, often tossing flower petals on the ground to signify the bride’s entrance. The ring bearer is a boy and carries a pillow with the rings sewn on it during the wedding procession. Parents The bride and groom’s parents play the role of hosts. The tradition of the bride’s parents paying for the wedding entirely by themselves has largely fallen by the wayside thanks to the escalating costs of throwing a wedding. However, if the bride’s parents are footing the bill, then they will typically act as hosts of the wedding. In that instance, the groom’s parents will host the rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding.
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